Dump truck overturns, spills sand on I-64 in Chesapeake

Credit: VDOT 511

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A dump truck overturned and spilled sand in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning on Interstate 64, causing a shutdown of westbound lanes.

Virginia State Police Lt. Greg Mathias says the accident happened around 9:30 a.m. and involved two dump trucks. One of the trucks was going eastbound and crossed over the median, hitting a truck going west.

One of the trucks overturned in the accident and spilled sand across the westbound lanes.

The accident caused all westbound lanes to be closed in the area, just before Military Highway. The lanes were back open around noon.

Traffic cameras near the scene showed a dump truck on its side off the side of the road.

Mathias says the drivers from both tucks were taken to the hospital with injuries classified as non life-threatening.

VDOT says a detour was set up at the interchange of I-64 and Interstate 264 as crews worked to clear the scene. A tweet from VDOT later said one eastbound lane was also closed on I-64.

Expect major delays in the area.

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